The banana cordial is a simple syrup that brings complexity, aroma, and earthy flavors to your recipes.
A great sugar substitute for your recipes, cocktails, and even vitamins.
The idea is to bring a Brazilian complement to the cocktails using something that is eaten a lot but is not commonly seen on drinks.
You can try this technique with other fruits, just be careful as some fruits don’t enjoy heat.
Gently blow torch 2 bananas with the peels on until they just start to turn color
Peel the bananas and thinly slice them
Transfer the bananas to a saucepan and add 300 g of sugar
Add 400 ml of water and cook over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved
Grate nutmeg to taste and mix
Bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. Use a spoon to skim the foam. Turn off the heat
Transfer the bananas and the liquid to an airtight container. Close the lid
Turn the container upside down and cover with a kitchen towel
Place it in the refrigerator or leave it away from sunlight for at least 24h to infuse. Remove from the refrigerator
Strain into a bowl. Push slightly, just until the liquid starts to come out cloudy
Discard the bananas and transfer the liquid to a sterilized bottle or container
Add 10 ml of citric acid solution. Close the recipient and shake it gently to combine everything. The banana cordial is ready
Enjoy creating different cocktails or even using it on fruit vitamins!
Yield 400 ml
White Sugar300 g
Citric Acid Solution10 ml
Fine Mesh Sieve